Varecia rubra und Varecia variegata
Red Ruffed Lemur, White-belted Ruffed Lemur and Black & White Ruffed Lemur live in the Tierpark Berlin.
Mainly fruits, also leaves and nectar
43 to 57 cm
2,5 to 4 kg
- Gestation period
90 to 100 days
- Achievable age
20 to 30 years
Threat Categories of IUCN
Ruffed Lemurs have hardly any natural enemies. Massive
clearing of rainforests and hunting threaten their population.
Young animals are never carried on the body, but crosswise
in the mouth by the mother.
Ruffed Lemurs are real sun worshippers and particularly like
the warming rays in the morning.
In contrast to other lemurs, Ruffed Lemurs have multiple litters
(1– 6 young).